Bachelor of Science

Engineering Psychology

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Making technology human

The engineering psychology programme at the Tuttlingen Campus combines psychology with technology. Whether in medical technology, the automotive sector, industrial robots or multimedia devices – technology must be intuitive for users and should also be fun to use. That's why our bachelor's degree course in IP focuses primarily on the user experience.

  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: Tuttlingen
  • Faculty: Industrial Technologies
  • Programme begins: winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Holistic thinking Learn to view people as a whole - including psychological, emotional and cognitive aspects. We understand and improve the interaction between man and machine.
  • Understand what is needed The interdisciplinary degree course focuses on the human factor, its behavior and cognitive abilities in product design. You learn what users really want!
  • Our goal - Joy of Use IP graduates design products and human-machine systems in such a way that they meet human needs. They also ensure that products are a joy to use.
  • Powered by Industry At our university campus in Tuttlingen, you study in close proximity to industry - we provide many contacts to companies in the region right from the start.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

During your seven-semester IP degree course, you'll be learning about the requirements, limits and responsibilities of human-machine interaction. Engineering psychologists are in demand in a wide range of industries!

Study focus

We focus on these topics over the seven semesters: 

  • General psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Psychological methodology
  • Human-machine systems
  • Human-centered design
  • Industrial and organizational psychology
  • Ergonomics
  • Technical fundamentals
  • Management and work techniques

The 4th semester is a practical internship semester. At the end of your studies, you will write your bachelor's thesis in the 7th semester.

What's included

Special features

Study part-time

Your studies should fit in with your life. You don't always have the opportunity to dedicate yourself full-time and exclusively to your studies. So that you can still get to grips with the exciting content of IP and complete your bachelor's degree on the Tuttlingen Campus, we also offer this degree programme as a part-time model. 
The best way to do this is to get personal advice from us – you can find your contact person at the bottom of this page.

Your career prospects

You are expected

Tuttlingen is the world center of medical technology. Many other sectors such as mechanical and plant engineering, the metalworking industry, equipment and machine tool manufacturing or automation and production technology also make the district one of the strongest in Germany. Your prospects of working in one of the companies in the region after your studies are therefore outstanding!

Typical fields of activity for engineering psychologists include product design and development, interaction design, product and project management, user research, human factors engineering, empirical research and method development, working in interdisciplinary teams, consulting and services and training.

And if you still haven't had enough of studying: Then why not take our master's in Internal link opens in the same window:Human Factors to further specialise your expertise! At HFU, you can follow the entire academic path right up to a Internal link opens in the same window:doctorate.

Faculty of Industrial Technologies

The Faculty of Industrial Technologies on the Tuttlingen Campus is something very special. At HFU, all subject areas are taught with a lot of practical relevance – but at the Tuttlingen Campus you benefit from a special proximity to the companies in the region. From the outset, you'll experience cooperation with industry in many practicals, you'll be working in company laboratories and making important contacts for your future career.
At ITE, we focus our degree programmes on current topics of the future – digitalisation and technologisation, smart materials, medical technology, energy transition, sustainability and human-machine interaction are just some of the exciting topics that will help you shape the future.

Internal link opens in the same window:Find out more about the Faculty of Industrial Technologies (ITE)

In addition to excellently equipped laboratories, the Tuttlingen Campus also boasts the Innovation and Research Center (IFC), where work is carried out on the latest scientific issues. Click here for the Internal link opens in the same window:current research projects at HFU.

Faculty news


Your future is important to us. Contact us for advice.

Your key contacts

  •  Prof. Dr. Verena Wagner-Hartl
    Prof. Dr. Verena Wagner-Hartl Dean of Studies Engineering Psychology (BSc)
  •  Sabine Hattung-Hocheder
    Sabine Hattung-Hocheder Faculty Office, Student support